The Year at Maple Hill Farm

The Year at Maple Hill Farm

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by Alice Provensen, Martin Provensen
     
 

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This is a book about farm animals, and what happens during one year on a farm.

In January, the cows stay in the barnyard, and the chickens don't lay many eggs. By March, you can tell spring is coming: the barn is filled with baby animals. Month by month, the animals at Maple Hill Farm sense the changing seasons and respond to the

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This is a book about farm animals, and what happens during one year on a farm.

In January, the cows stay in the barnyard, and the chickens don't lay many eggs. By March, you can tell spring is coming: the barn is filled with baby animals. Month by month, the animals at Maple Hill Farm sense the changing seasons and respond to the changes.

Through gently humorous text and charming illustrations, Alice and Martin Provensen capture one year at their beloved Maple Hill Farm in a way sure to delight city slickers and country folk alike.

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Children's Literature
This is a book about farm animals, and what happens during one year on Maple Hill Farm in New York. In January, the cows stay in the barnyard, and the chickens don't lay many eggs. Month by month, the animals and the people who care for them respond to the changing seasons. Not only do the authors talk about the "typical" farm animals¾cows, horses, chickens, goats and cats¾but they include the grasshoppers and blue flies as well. It is the best way to experience and learn about the work, play, challenges and rewards of living in farm country without an actual visit. 2001, Aladdin Paperbacks, $6.99, $5.00 and $4.75. Ages 4 to 8. Reviewer: Julie Eick Granchelli

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689306426
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
05/28/1981
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
211,015
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 12.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
560L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Alice Provensen is the author and illustrator of Murphy in the City, A Day in the Life of Murphy, and Klondike Gold. She collaborated with her late husband, Martin, on many other highly acclaimed picture books, including the Caldecott Medal–winning The Glorious Flight and Nancy Willard’s Newbery Medal–winning A Visit to William Blake’s Inn, which was also a Caldecott Honor Book. The Provensens have been on the New York Times list of the Ten Best Illustrated Books eight times. Alice lives in California.

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Year at Maple Hill Farm 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a treasured book (see also Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm) in our family. It takes a LOOOOONG time to read because it encourages discussion and laughter about months, seasons, animal behavior. My 6 year old got it at age 4 and we LOVE it.
KC45 More than 1 year ago
This fine book beautifully captures the rhythm of the seasons in a way that is enjoyable and absolutely realistic. It is a treasure for children and adults and is an excellent companion to THE ANIMALS AT MAPLE HILL FARM. Young and old will enjoy this book and discuss it and want to read it again
sdrc22 More than 1 year ago
The reviews do nothing to truly capture how wonderfully written this book is, how it stirs the imagination and stays with you forever. After reading and completely loving this book hundreds of times to my own children, I searched for this book for my granddaughter, hoping to find it dirt cheap, but to no avail. No wonder. Such a high-quality book is just not going to be sold for pennies. Get this book. It is well-worth the price and you won't be disappointed. Create incredible memories for the children in your life...AND YOURSELF!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago